Recent Posts by CTS Admin

How to automate your test system for medical device leak and blockage testing, reducing operator dependence and increasing efficiency

Medical device manufacturing requires effective, consistent and accurate testing—proper functioning in the field relies on it. Automating your leak test and blockage testing systems enables medical device manufacturers to reduce human operator error, minimize false rejects and increase ... Read More

How to Identify Leak Rates to Meet IPxx Standards

IPxx testing, or ingress protection testing, offers a globally recognized standard by which to test and rate any sealed device for its dust and moisture leak resistance. It is a leak standard that must be tested for in a growing number of industries, including medical, military, consumer products, ... Read More

5 most common types of leak testing—and when to use them

For those new to leak testing on the manufacturing line, the different technologies and methods can seem daunting. How do you choose the right kind of leak test for your application? How do you know if the method you’re using is producing the best results? These are questions we will help you ... Read More

Understanding Your Leak Test Data

Leak testing is about more than identifying leaks in factory parts and assemblies, as it’s understood that in leak testing, everything leaks. The real question is: To what degree do parts leak? On top of simply identifying leaks, you also need to define the leak rate to determine if the size of a ... Read More

5 reasons to maintain annual recalibration of leak test equipment

If you rely on leak testing equipment on your line, we recommend annual recalibration to ensure your leak tester is always performing at its best, on every test. Annual recalibration provides many benefits, including those below.    Support optimal functioning of your leak tester Over time, your ... Read More

Tips for efficient and reliable large volume leak testing

The success of any leak test rests with understanding how to control your variables. The larger the part volume, the more pronounced these variables can become.  Why? Larger cavities require larger volumes of air to be pumped into them to conduct the test. The more air that is compressed into a ... Read More

Why does your part have a negative leak rate?

First, let’s define a negative leak rate. The pressure loss of a production part is less than the pressure loss observed during the first calibration cycle (the control test) on the leak-free master part. This measures as a less-than-zero flow, or a negative leak rate. Your production part being ... Read More

How an agricultural OEM drastically improved leak test Gage R&R, reduced warranty claims

A manufacturer of transmissions for agricultural machinery was experiencing an issue with warranty claims due to leaks. The manufacturer offered a no-nonsense warranty: if a farmer had a problem with a tractor, it went back to the dealership in exchange for another, right off the lot. The faulty ... Read More

The Basics of CTS Ethernet/IP Communication

To meet customer demand and improve the performance and functionality of our leak test instruments, Cincinnati Test Systems (CTS) provides advanced EtherNet/IP communications software. As the standard leak test communication option for our Sentinel I28, Sentinel C28,  Sentinel Blackbelt, and ... Read More

How To Implement Your Industry 4.0 Strategy

Who should lead your Industry 4.0 strategy? Most small and mid-sized manufacturers are only now starting to grapple with Industry 4.0 on their plant floors. Many are suppliers to larger OEMs, such as automakers, that are squeezing them to provide more traceability on their products. While these ... Read More